Grip Covers for 8th Gen?

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    Hi all,

    I've been Googling and poking around these forums trying to find a solid lead on some decent grip covers for my 8th gen. I've seen members make mention of Grab On and Grip Puppies. I have tried Grab On, but they are too big (diameter) for our stock grips, so I returned those. Does anyone on an 8th gen have Grip Puppies or something else they would recommend? Our bar grips are 7/8" diameter, correct?

    I'm on a DLX, so I don't want to swap out the bars and lose the heated grip option. Also, from experience, the Strada 7 foam grips are garbage; they lasted all of 2 weeks before partially tearing in pressure spots, then completely ripped in half by 2 months. They were also fairly slippery, so I had to hold tightly while riding to keep the throttle steady.

    I'm happy to go with foam grips, but might prefer leather.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Been using these for 7 years
    There the best


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    Those look pretty solid and worth a try. Thanks for the recommendation--just ordered a set!
     
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    I also have been using these on my Busa for the last 3 years. Bought a set for my gen 8 soon as I bought her a couple months back. Best money spent for sure. They hold up well too.
    Troy
     
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    I have grip puppies on mine. When I first put them on, it made the grips feel kinda fat, but I got used to them pretty quickly. I do like them. I was having some pain in my hands and I was considering raising the bars, but since adding the grip puppies, my hands don't bother me anymore.
     
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    Putting Grip Puppies on cuts the heated grip function in 1/2

    Living in Texas I guess that really doesn't matter

    Grip Puppies are on my CBR which has no heated grips
     
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    i tried the grip puppies. they lasted about 3 months and started to rip. they were comphy while they lasted
     
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    Yes true jjk, none of the foam grips last long, the worst being Baja grips, absolute fekker to get on without tearing then a few weeks later they're in tatters
     
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    Mine still look like new on my Busa. About 3 years and 9500 miles. Florida sun, some rain. Not a daily commuter, but in the elements. Guess I got lucky.
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    I know this is an old post but wanted to add my 2 cents, my grip puppies on almost a year, working fine, little to no impact on the heat settings. Can only run them at 1 or 2 anyway, they're freakin' hot.
     
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    I should own stock in that company, love them


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    What am I missing here? I have never used anything on the stock grips. So I guess that with gloves on the neoprene does not allow as much slip. I really have never had a issue. Maybe I am not riding as hard as I should. Let me know. Thanks.
     
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    If you're not hitting 68 degree lean angles than you should be riding harder :D

     
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    I'm in the same boat as you Bubba, stick with the stock grips , have decent gloves which provide me with enough grip. Cant see what the problem is as your not really supposed to "grip" the bars only hold them loosely.
     
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    Ummm. Not yet and maybe never. I like my knees though they do ache a lot!;-) And I don't think my back due to recent injury would take that as well.:surrender:
     
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    They are not for a better purchase, but rather a better feel. They make the oem grips just a bit larger diameter and softer. Your hands will,appreciate the girth, and the little bit of vibration is nearly gone.
    Troy
     
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